West African Examination Council, WAEC, has accused parents of fuelling examination malpractice by taking steps to meet some of the officials openly without shame on how to arrange expos for their wards.
The examination body however urged Nigerians to adopt the same zeal used in the fight against corruption in the country to fight examination malpractice.
Abuja Zonal Coordinator of WAEC, Mr. Yusufu Ari stated this yesterday while presenting a paper titled “Examination Malpractice: Causes, Sanctions and remedies” at an event to mark the 2016 National Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Examination Malpractice in Abuja.
He noted that examination malpractice is as bad as other types of corruption currently being fought against in the country, adding that the crime does not just corrupt the assessment processes, but also goes ahead to cheat other candidates taking the same examination.
While commending FCT as the number one among all the states in the country when it comes to the fight against examination malpractice, he stated that the tertiary institutions are on the verge of losing faith in certificates as a result of examination malpractice.
“The same way we talk about corruption is the same way we educationist should fight examination malpractice. During our time we were fortunate that there was sanity at least we had things better, we had enough facilities, competent and disciplined teachers and there was no need for examination malpractice.
“In our present society, when examination is going on, the students openly discuss amongst themselves without fear, as if it’s a legitimate behaviour. This is very unfortunate” he said.
Yusufu who attributed withholding of candidates’ WAEC results to examination malpractice, urged all the stakeholders including the parents to step up the fight against examination malpractice in the country, noting it as the only way the student’s future would the guaranteed.

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